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Methods > Dramatic irony
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346Dramatic irony  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Dramaturgic technique presenting the dramatis personae ignoring current or future situations other characters and/or the audience are aware of. As a result, their words take on a different—often contradictory—meaning for those who know the truth. The character acts in a way that the spectators know is erroneous for the specific circumstances or expects the opposite of what is fated to happen.
SOURCE
  • Abrams 2005
  • Colebrook 2004
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Goulis Helen (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/346
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